It was all about beating the impending rain, as Santa made an early stop to Rotary Park and the weekly Cruise Inn attendees. He spent time walking around with Mrs. Claus, handing out presents to the children and admiring the Christmas decorations on the old cars.

A cash prize for the best-decorated car was handed out, the Happy Haggs Dance Troupe showed up to get in the spirit, and a 23″ TV, a charcoal grill, accessories and a gift certificate to Kelly’s Meat Market were all given away as prizes. Scott Stowell won People’s Choice with his 1966 Ford Mustang and Charles Balderston won Driver’s choice with his 1971 Datsun 240Z.

Food was provided by “The Corner Office” and “Bahama Mama” ice cream truck.

Photo by Dave Warner – Santa and Mrs. Claus pose by one of the old cars that were decorated for Cruise Inn’s Christmas in July celebration at Rotary Park.